Samuel A. Nunn is Chevron Co-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative. He has been director since 1997.
The Democratic Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States along with the Republican Party. The party's socially liberal and progressive platform is largely considered center-left in the U.S. political spectrum. The party has the lengthiest record of continuous operation in the United States and is one of the oldest political parties in the world. Barack Obama is the 15th Democrat to hold the office of President... of the United States. As of the 112th Congress following the 2010 elections, the Democratic Party currently holds a minority of seats in the House of Representatives, a majority of seats in the Senate, a minority of state governorships, as well as a minority of state legislatures. The Democratic Party evolved from Anti-Federalist factions that opposed the fiscal policies of Alexander Hamilton in the early 1790s. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison organized these factions into the Democratic-Republican Party. The party favored states' rights and strict adherence to the Constitution; it opposed a national bank and wealthy, moneyed interests. The Democratic-Republican Party ascended to power in the election of 1800.more
Emory University School of Law is a first-tier US law school that is part of Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. It is ranked #24 among ABA-approved law schools by the 2013 U.S. News & World Report. In 2007, Vault.com ranked Emory the most underrated law school in the U.S. Emory Law is... located in Gambrell Hall, part of Emory’s 630-acre campus in the Druid Hills neighborhood, six miles northeast of downtown Atlanta. Emory's location in Atlanta, a national business and legal center, gives law students the opportunity to take advanced classes from, and work with, some of the leading judges and lawyers in the United States. Gambrell Hall contains classrooms, faculty offices, administrative offices, student-organization offices, and a 325-seat auditorium. The school provides wireless Internet access throughout its facilities. Gambrell Hall also houses a state-of-the-art courtroom. The law school is across the street from the Goizueta Business School, and a short walk from the undergraduate library. An Einstein Bros.more
The Georgia Institute of Technology is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia, in the United States. It is a part of the University System of Georgia and has satellite campuses in Savannah, Georgia; Metz, France; Athlone, Ireland; Shanghai, China; and Singapore. The educational... institution was founded in 1885 as the Georgia School of Technology as part of Reconstruction plans to build an industrial economy in the post-Civil War Southern United States. Initially, it offered only a degree in mechanical engineering. By 1901, its curriculum had expanded to include electrical, civil, and chemical engineering. In 1948, the school changed its name to reflect its evolution from a trade school to a larger and more capable technical institute and research university. Today, Georgia Tech is organized into six colleges and contains about 31 departments/units, with a strong emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, management, the sciences, architecture, and liberal arts.more
Emory University is a private research university in metropolitan Atlanta, located in the Druid Hills section of unincorporated DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The university was founded as Emory College in 1836 in Oxford, Georgia by a small group of Methodists and was named in honor of... Methodist bishop John Emory. A land-grant by Asa Candler, the president of The Coca-Cola Company, allowed the small college to move to metropolitan Atlanta in 1915 and become rechartered as Emory University. The university's mission statement is "to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity." Emory is ranked 20th among national universities in the U.S. News & World Report. Newsweek named it one of its 25 "New Ivies" in 2006. The university has nearly 3,000 faculty members; awards and honors recognizing Emory faculty include the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, National Humanities Medal, Guggenheim Fellowship, Fulbright Fellowship, and membership in the American Academy of Arts & Sciences and the National Academy of Sciences.more